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Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

Baltimore Welcoming Immigrants in Hopes of Revitalizing City

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This is smart. From the Washington Post:



After decades of seeing the city's population slide with every census count, Baltimore officials are trying to turn things around. One key strategy is embracing immigrants, in the hope they will encourage friends and family to join them.


Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (D) has told Latinos, in particular, that she is counting on them to help Baltimore gain 10,000 families within a decade. As a first step, she signed an order in March prohibiting police and social agencies from asking anyone about immigration status -- and in the order, she explicitly asked federal immigration authorities to tell anyone they arrest that they are not agents of the city.


Baltimore joins an increasing number of U.S. cities, most of them manufacturing behemoths fallen on hard times, that are courting immigrants to reverse half a century of population loss.


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  1. Tobias's Avatar
    Who are the majority in this country in terms of population age?
    The answer is very simple: the so-called "Baby Boomers" (about 85 million people ages 60 +). Today, an average of 10000 retirement applications are filed every single day in the SSA. These people are becoming a real burden to the system in regards to transfer payments and Medicare costs (specially the latter, an unfounded liability).

    How many taxable workers today contribute towards the check of 1 retiree?
    The current ratio is 2.5:1 (including the 25 + million unemployed workers). By the end of this decade this ratio is going to turn 0 if corrective measures are not taken before.

    The ONLY plausible solution at this point:
    America will need to open its doors to more than 100 million foreigners in the next five years (besides legalizing the already undocumented population here in the US) if Baby-Boomers want to receive their Social Security checks on time.




  2. Jack's Avatar
    They want to get "free money" from the federal government by undermining federal law--and are proud of it! Remember the bad old days when government corruption meant looking the other way at the violation of law? Kids' stuff. Today's open border politicians are taking things to a lower level: not just creating magnets for illegality but actively soliciting it. Their lack of shame and embarrassment in doing so is sad and telling of how badly illegal immigration is corrupting government. Rule of law means nothing to these hacks.

    Baltimore has a ways to go to out-sleaze Chicago though--Rahm and Luis made "regardless of immigration status" explicit, not just implied, and even made a PR campaign out of it.
  3. Jack's Avatar
    The ONLY plausible solution at this point:
    America will need to open its doors to more than 100 million foreigners in the next five years (besides legalizing the already undocumented population here in the US)

    20(!) million per year? What is that, a 2,000% increase?
  4. Another Voice's Avatar
    People like Jack love the ostrich strategy no matter how furios a problem is stearing at you in the face just stick your head in the sand and hopefully it will pass...... But this is Math the Boomers are retiring and young Immigrants have always renewed America throughout history. Immigrants are young, have kids and are hard working as well as innovators. Sooooo If you need taxes paid to keep the promises made to seniors you can't hide behind Jack's logic if you want to tackle the problem, that ain't going to do it......but keep flying that flag Jack you are making it easier on everyone to understand how silly that position is and why the should turn away from people like you so thank you and keep up the good work.
  5. Legal and no longer waiting's Avatar
    Unfortunately, there are no 100 million foreigners willing to move to the US. There was a survey around the globe on how many people were willing to move abroad, and the came to 2% of the population. That's 120 million total, and obvioulsy, majority would not move to the US, since there are other nice places to move. It also includes Americans willing to move abroad. Maybe there is another 50 million willing to move to the US, but even that's optimistic.
  6. George Chell 's Avatar
    We cannot even get people living in cyclone ravaged areas to move out of their town in south India and do we really think 100 million will move to the US?
  7. Jack's Avatar
    "People like Jack love the ostrich strategy no matter how furios a problem is stearing at you in the face just stick your head in the sand and hopefully it will pass......"

    The ostriches are people who ignore critical issues like these:

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/population/la-fg-population-matters1-20120722-html,0,7213271.htmlstory

    http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/global-warmings-terrifying-new-math-20120719#ixzz21aYUPTSX

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